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Thought Empaths: How to Cultivate Your Telepathy Abilities

Below is an EmpathSolutions Forum question from one of our reader, Michael. In this post I’ll be answering Michael’s questions and going over traits specifically towards “thought empaths”… And how a thought empath can cultivate their telepathy abilities.

Question From A Reader:

I am a very sensitive Empath, and love it (mostly)! I learned the term Empath less then 2 weeks ago. Since then I have discovered my uncle, aunt, female cousin, and 3 girls I know are Empaths. A few days ago I had the pleasure of driving on of the Empaths home. This was my first interaction with her. As I was driving, she was giving me directions, I was stunned to realize I felt her thoughts (i.e. a sensation within me that meant “left”). No emotional content, just pure thought. Her thoughts were somewhat erratic, and she had a strong external (not internal) focus, making it much less likely her thoughts could be clearly perceived, but there they were, crystal clear.

Several years prior, during highschool summer vacation I was walking on a side walk alone, and a small group was walking towards me. As they approached, I perceived a thought from a girl, “you’re not bad looking” (again with no emotional energy attached). I replied (in thought) “you’re not bad yourself”. After we passed, the girl turned, as I did, and we stared at each other for a few moments. I could tell she heard me, and was equally confused. Until understanding this Empath thing, I didn’t know what to make of this (just another unexplained mystery in my life). Now I get it. With some people I feel their thoughts. Telepathy, without having some direct experience, it would have been very difficult to convince me telepathy was possible. I understand perceiving someone’s thoughts when the thoughts have an emotional charge. Without the energy behind it, I have always had difficulty understanding how thoughts can be perceived. It’s easy enough to convey what emotions and energies feel like, but I don’t know if I could accurately explain what a thought “feels like”.

There is another, more subtle phenomenon I experience (much more frequently). When I am with someone (that I have known, or just met), I often sense their thought patterns, again without emotions attached. I can take a situation, or decision, and project that into the lucid grasp I have of their thinking, and “perceive” how their mind/thinking would respond. This perception makes it possible for me to grasp how they would think without being in their presence. It doesn’t seem as though I am connecting with the person during this interpretation, it’s more like I have a template of their thinking. The insight I get through this type of perception of another is amazing, and useful.

As an example, I interacted with a friend’s wife, while helping them develop their business. Without previously understanding her, I perceived thought tendencies, that made it possible to explain to my friend specifically how his wife’s thinking interfered with the group dynamics. My friend couldn’t understand how I gained such an intimate knowing of his wife’s thinking after an hour of interaction. When he asked how I gained that perception, I told him I sense energy and emotions from others. But this was neither energy nor emotions, this was “perceiving” (feeling doesn’t seem accurate) her mind and thinking process.

I have always been keenly interested in what I refer to as “understanding the mind”. It seems as though that interest has been driven by my instinctive need, as an Empath, to connect with others. I’m wondering if my interest in “understanding the mind” has help to cultivate this lucid perception. (I intimately understand the power of attention.)

These phenomenon seem loosely similar because of the lack of emotion/energy driving them. (I know everything is energy, in it’s most basic form, but the emotion provides the “voltage” behind the thoughts, and there was none.) I sort of get the telepathy thing, but I NEED to understand the second phenomenon. Are these Empath traits, or is something else going on??? Any insight would be immensely appreciated.
Thank you for your thoughts.

Michael L.

 

Faey’s Answer:

Hi Michael,

I am glad to hear you are loving your new abilities. It’s always nice to discover more about ourselves. Connecting and knowing more and more of who we are as individuals and how we function really help us grow and gain understanding…And make even better choices!

Your curiosity and interest in what you refer to as “understanding the mind” is quite expected. Most of us tend to be more drawn to what innately is our strength and skills. And yes, this very interest you have can help you deeply connect to that part of you more strongly and help you cultivate those experiences more.

The occurrences you wrote about are very good experiences. Those will come in handy to help you understand just exactly “how you tap into your abilities.”

One thing I do notice from “thought” empaths is that they tend to be very mind creative. What I mean is as a thought empath, one who is able to tap into others thoughts, you know that you are indeed reading the other person’s thought and not creating the perceived thought yourself.

It’s still best to get third party perspective – feedback from someone else – to know for sure you are indeed “reading their thoughts”…Until you’ve more fully developed the skill.

Best way is to practice with animals, babies or another person (who you trust and feel comfortable with to give you feedback). Just to test your readings. Most likely, another thought empath…with similar abilities can be a tremendous help for you on this. You want to see if you can still do the same thing. Reading their thoughts and what they are sending out… and how consistent is your ability to do this.

Use this technique to practice, practice, and practice to hone that skill. This will also help you differentiate their thoughts versus your created thoughts.

As for “these phenomenon seem loosely similar because of the lack of emotion/energy driving them. (I know everything is energy, in it’s most basic form, but the emotion provides the “voltage” behind the thoughts, and there was none.)” My explanation to you Michael is that when someone cleans their emotion (especially the energy charges behind certain experiences in their life) when they create thoughts, sometimes it’s just pure thought and there’s no heavy emotional charge (emotion/energy driving) behind the thought. Never the less the thought still comes through clearly if not more sharper!

Thanks again for your questions…And participating in the EmpathSolutions.com Forum!

With love and appreciation,

Alternative Ways for Empaths & HSP to COPE with Their Sensitivity

Empaths and Highly Sensitive People (HSP) often find themself in stressful situations due to their highly sensitive system. Not catching early on their sensitivity often wrecks havoc for them making it challenging for them to cope with stress.

If not realized and handled earlier with a stress coping skills. They may find themselves in involved in addictive harmful habits. Watching to much tv, drinking excessively, gambling uncontrollably, involve in drug abuse, and binge eating. Many obsessive behaviors and types of addiction may developed for highly sensitive people in an attempt to relief stress and pressure from the ever demanding world.

Which is why it is so crucial for empaths and HSP to find stress management techniques that work for them when it comes to dealing with stress.

Below are some healthy alternatives for empaths & HSP to COPE with their sensitivities:

Differentiating Others “Stuff” From Your Stuff

 

empaths silhouetteAs an empath it can be confusing living with others.

What’s mine? What’s yours?

Differentiating others “stuff” from your stuff.

Whether it be in a house with our family, in an apartment surrounded by our neighbors, or at work with our co-workers. Trying to differentiate where energy or sensations is coming from can be tough. All our energies are smushed together like a bowl of soup.

Especially when it comes to others feeling bad, negative energies, unwanted emotions, sadness, anxiety, physical pain or ailment of some sort, and even confusing rambling thoughts in someone else’s head.

Yes, as an empath we tend to pick up these things more easily than others.  Heck, some of us who are empaths…and don’t know are empaths, tend to take it all in as it is OURS. And ours alone. That could be overwhelming.

So just how do we tell what is ours and what is others?

Even with handy techniques in our hands, there’s still times when we get so immersed in the energy that it’s fuzzy to pick out where everything is coming from.

There’s hope… this one technique has saved me on countless times!

When the direction or source of that “UNWANTED” energy can’t be detected anymore, it’s wise to step out for a second. Simply get up and take a nice walk to sever the energy ties between you.

That’s it. You just have to remember to do it. Comment below and let me know how it worked for you.

Empaths Walking Through The Chaotic Battle Ground

empaths-friends silhouetteThings aren’t going exactly the way you hoped. Just how can you turn it around?

Better yet, how can you use these opportunities to become a stronger person– a more skilled empath?

Very interesting article from Dr. Michael R. Smith on how to use the chaotic occurrences to strengthen our empathic abilities.

Check out this new concept.

Empaths and Chaos – Making Sensitive People Stronger

By Michael Robert Smith

Empaths know that there is deep medicine in chaos.

When I was being trained as a counselor back in the 90’s, I had the “accidental” honor to be trained, at two different institutions, by the only two counselors in the entire country who studied and applied Chaos Theory to people and groups.

Without getting too detailed, chaos theory can teach empaths about how things break up and come back together, and that includes us as empath individuals. Sometimes, in order to be fully whole, empaths must be willing to die to old selves, and be willing to endure having ourselves be taken apart, sometimes through trauma, sometimes through intentional processes. However you get there, when you come out the other side, you come out a stronger empath than ever before – less likely to take on other people’s negative energy and more fully realized as a strong, healthy, conscious empath.

I use these words as an invitation for you to find out more about the power of chaos, the associated animal Spirit Guides such as the coyote, and the spiritual teachings associated throughout the ages, in many traditions, that describe its potent power; power that you can apply as an empath.

Entrainment is a word use in Chaos theory to describe what Native people know happens when people are together in ceremony. We move together. Literally. You, as an empath, know this better than most others. Entrainment is the quickest way to move up Spiritually.

If you are exposed to a certain frequency long enough, you will eventually change your vibration, to match the frequency to which you are exposed. This happens in interpersonal relationships, in student-teacher relationships, in the workplace, in every single interaction in the world. The more an empath knows about entrainment, the better you will be prepared to change others to your frequency rather than have them change you to their negative frequencies.

For more solutions and techniques to sky rocket your empath skills & personal journey check out Dr. Michael Smith’s Complete Empath Toolkit here.

Empath & Highly Sensitive Person’s Addictive Harmful Habits

yoga stretchDr. Michael R. Smith was once asked during an interview, “There’s many empath out there that sometime involved in addictive harmful habits because of their sensitivity. That they use these habits to cope. Is there any alternative that you recommend for them?”

Michael answered, “Yeah, Yoga!”

Empaths and Highly Sensitive People (hsp) have a sensitive system compared to the majority of the population. If we don’t take responsibility for ourselves we may find ourselves involved in risky behaviors to cope with the sensitivity.

It’s such a sad sight when Empaths don’t catch on to their sensitivity and realize there’s an alternative solution.

It’s important to find alternatives that calm you, bring back your awareness…your presence. I love how Eckhart Tolle said in his book The Power of Now, “If you aren’t present in your house (your body) all kinds of shady characters will show up.”

It’s like a bum sneaks in and crashes in your house. Hooligans vandalizing your home. Graffiti devaluing your property.

It’s basically what’s happening. If you drink, smoke, gamble, binge eat, do drugs, take heavy medications or whatever your unhealthy addictive behavior is… it’s dimming your awareness. And as Empaths & HSP, we highly depend on our awareness to stay present and make sound decision for our highest good and well being… to LIVE.

Without it, we can loose grip with coping with the normal day to day situations. And creating the safe personal zone.

We All Affect Each Other Regardless If We Are An Empath or Not

empath - light in the caveBeing an empath can feel like a curse instead of a gift. This is especially so when we don’t know how to deal with it.

Moreover, we can feel like a victim to the different things happening around us… Even feel things going on are bigger than us. Taking in so much emotion, thoughts,and physical pain of others we can feel overwhelm and over consumed by the intensity.

… and we wonder “Why me?”

When it feels like it’s just too much, this one phrase could help you put things into perspective.

“We all are affected by each other regardless if we are an empath or not. You affect me. I affect you. Even if some of us can not sense it  to the degree and intensity as we [empaths] can, never the less, they are affected. Because WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. ”

I picked this up from a good friend and teacher of mine, Dr. Michael R. Smith. If you want to learn more about being an empath and how to work with your gifts and abilities, or simply just need more guidance, or pick on a skilled empath’s brain (who has over 15 years of experience in helping empaths and highly sensitive people (HSP) connect with their highest self bringing out their full potential) I highly recommend you to get a copy of his ebook The Complete Empath Toolkit: 44 Practical Steps to Master Your Energy and Personal Power. It’s a life saver!

He is truly a gift and inspiration to us fellow empaths for the work he does. We can always use more people with loving heart and patience. Michael is definitely shaking up the world with his work. I invite you to join us in the journey of discovering your unique abilities.

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Empath Community Forum

Welcome to the beginning of the Empath Community Forum where Empaths and Highly Sensitive People get together to share and gather information… And of course, to get to know each other and build support and understanding for their empathic abilities.

This is the place to connect with people who understands you.

Find answers and tips to not only cope with your sensitivities and empathic traits but thrive as an Empath and a highly sensitive person.

Join in the talk at Empath Community Forum. See you there!  🙂